SRH comes to the rescue of a patient by treating a complex medical condition
Hinchlal Chaudhari, a 52-year resident of Mumbai was admitted to SRH with a non-healing ulcer of his left leg, extending from the mid-thigh to the knee. The patient had sought initial consultation from reputed hospitals in Mumbai but his condition kept on deteriorating. His employer shared the problem with SRH volunteers and the patient was immediately admitted there.
On clinical evaluation, he was diagnosed to have gangrene in the left leg with septicaemia. In view of his precarious condition, an emergency mid-thigh amputation was conducted. The team of skilful doctors and staff meticulously managed the post-operative complications of septic encephalopathy and dyselectrolytemia. The patient was treated in the intensive care unit under joint supervision of consultant surgeon and physician and received the best possible nursing care, nutritional and moral support. After a course of intensive physiotherapy and counselling, the functional rehabilitation of the patient was done by providing an artificial limb. The patient was successfully discharged after a stay of three months.